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to imagine what isn't and bringing be it into reality. so today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: like many technologies developed here in silicon valley, this one sll needs time to grow and answer questions like who gets the ticket if a self-driving car runs a red light. >> self-driving cars do not run red lights. >> reporter: and there you have it. something else to consider about the hype about the google glasses. sergey brin was wearing them there. maybe when you're being driven to work you can check your stock, facebook updates in front of you on your windshield. the possibilities are endless. >> can you sit in the car behind the steering wheel and it drives for you? >> you sit in the car behind the steering wheel. in fact the law at first says somebody does have to be there. but you don't have to steer. all the gps and technology involved puts the car on a path for you. >> fascinating. thank you, scott budman. >>> san jose police released surveillance videos of man robbing a bank. the man is seen wearing a baseball bat a
plex in one of the self driving cars and said he was impressed. >> today we are looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow reality. self driving cars. >>reporter: he was there to sign a bill authored by state senator padilla that will set regular litigation for making them street legal. >> we can save lives. we can create jobs. and ease congestion and reduce emission in the process that's a dream bill. whether an engineer or a politician. >> about 40,000 americans are killed yearly in auto accident accidents. engineers are cop convinced self driving cars will reduce those numbers. jobs will be created to develop the navigation sensors and other technology. freeway will be less congested because computers will allow cars to travel safely nearly bumper to bumper. google co-founder pwrin also foresee reduced need for massive parking lots. >> what i see in the project is potentially to really transform our urban centers and not need that much parringing. you can have a car drop you off here to work. get out. walk through a little bit of green space and it goes off and take
: almost 68% of the total registered voters will request a mail in ballot. san jose state political science profession or says campaigning know they have to reach voters sooner. >> they have to put those ads out earlier than they would have in the past. >> one of the most talked about initiatives in san jose, it would raise minimum age from 8 to $10 an hour. they say their grass roots campaign can't take any votes for granted. >> we started not just a few weeks before the early voting but we have been going at it for about 2 months now. >> reporter: backed by the silicone valley chamber of customers. these political ads are going up now. say early voting and mail in ballot make it more expensive. but waiting until the end of october is not an option. >> if you wait you have no chance of winning. >> reporter: several bat on the drop off-sites like this one will open up october 8. you can go to our website for locations. just click on web links. matt keller. >>> some same sex couples are getting a reprieve from the federal government. partners in which one is an illegal immigrant will put the
checking us out on facebook. back in haf hour. an rc robotic claw. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ ♪ >>> that's psy's gangnam style. it turned him into an overnight sensation here in the u.s. guess what. he's back home now in south korea. and as you can see, his fans loved him there. we're going to hear from psy about his triumphant home coming in a little while. >> why not. why do you think we do these stories? there's only one reason. >> to embarrass me. >> well, to embarrass ourselves and to get you to do the gangnam style. >> no. >> we need a hash tag, matt does the gangnam style today. >> you hold your breath and we'll see what happens. >> in the meantime, we'll move on. >>> we're going to meet a couple who
brown called the vehicles "science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality." >> they're closer to being reality than you might think. in fact, abc's jim avila has already taken one out for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this. cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future making the driver totally unnecessary. >> no hands. >> reporter: google is working on one, and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan, with cars that automatically swerve past potential accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. and now this at general motors' test track, i sat in the driver's seat as this cadillac at high speeds stayed in its lane. at 60 miles an hour it stopped on its own even when a car driving 30 miles slower pulled in front of us. >> we can foresee the day when vehicles will be able to completely avoid a collision. >> reporter: it's been a carmaker's dream since george jetson asset in his automated flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in
and self- discovery. >>> some san francisco residents can visit the california academy of sciences for free this weekend. it is all part of the neighborhood free days which is every friday through sunday through the end of october. people living in the zip codes there on your screen can enter for free this weekend. all you have to do is bring your photo i.d., each adult can bring up to six children. >>> more than 2000 soccer balls will be flying in the air at candlestick today. america scores, a local youth soccer group, will gather to try and break the guinness world record for the most soccer balls dribbled at one time. last year the st. louis chapter made history when 428 soccer players came together, but the united nations has since defeated that record with more than 2000 dribblers in the gaza strip. they will be at the stick at 1:00. >>> the petaluma little league team will enjoy a whole new adventure this afternoon. since advancing to the little league world series, the players took part in a town parade and honored by both the giants and a's. now the team will swim with dolphins at
existed in people's imagination. >> today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow tease reality, the self-driving car. >> reporter: it's called an autonomous vehicle. google has been testing a dozen prius models equipped with sensors allowing them to drive themselves. >> think the self-driving car can improve the quality of life for everyone here in california, in the country and in the world. >> reporter: on tuesday the governor signed a bill directing the steal's dmv to come up with regulations for licensing and operating driverless autos by 2015. he discovered there's many questions yet to be answered. >> so if a self-driving car runs a red light and gets nabbed by the camera, who gets the ticket? >> whoever owns the car, i think. we'll work that out. that's the easiest problem to work out. >> self-trying cars don't run red lights. >> rules regulating self-driving cars are on the way, cars themselves are still being developed. for cbs "this morning," ben tracey, los angeles. >>> so you ready for driverless car? >> no. didn't they tell you when you learn to drive do the 10 and
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